Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases and Therapeutics
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
The Chicago Medical School
I received my PhD from West Virginia University under the mentorship of Dr. Miranda Reed. There, I studied glutamate’s role in Alzheimer’s disease pathology using novel microelectrode array technology. In 2016 I transitioned to Dr. Christine Denny’s laboratory to complete my postdoctoral career at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI/RFMH). While there, I received a K99/R00 to study the sex-specific impact of anxiety on Alzheimer’s disease progression. I opened my independent laboratory at Rosalind Franklin University within The Chicago Medical School in November 2021.
As a proponent of work/life balance, I teach cycling and fitness classes in the evenings. I am an avid runner, triathlete, and hiker. I have a fondness for the outdoors and music and have been known to sing the anthem for sporting events as singing is a long-time hobby.